I have made another attempt to explain the truth in simple English in Plain Truths blog. Some of the readers suggested me to provide some scriptural statements supporting these posts. So, I have written Yoga Vedanta blog that gives references to the words of Lord.

I am currently studying Yoga VaasishTa and make few posts to the blog on wordpress.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

God - Creation - Universe & Human

Nirguna Brahma - The unqualified
There is one ultimate reality called Brahman - God without any attributes, can't be qualified, neither existing nor non-existing, Un speakable un imaginable and not definable .....

Saguna Brahma (Pure Consciousness)
God with qualities is briefly represented as sat, chit, Ananda - Named as Iswara, Brahma (with 4 heads), Vishnu, or Siva, Devi, Ganesha, Krishna, Rama and several other names. The surest and shortest description is Om. This is represented as a triangle with apex pointing upwards.

Matter
There is the "Asat" or illusion which is the counterpart of the Iswara which is represented as a triangle pointing downwards with the qualities as Satwa, Rajas and Tamas.

Both Saguna brahma and the Matter together makes whatever is ever manifest.

So the evolution process is thus as follows : from one unmanifest - Bliss (Ananda) , Mind (Chit) and Existence (Sat) - Subtlest form of gross matter - Space (Akasa), Air (Vayu), Energy (Tejas), Water (Ap) and Solid Matter (Earth-Prithvi) are produced.

Along with five gross elements their counterparts of matra (tanmatras) and sense organs are created. They are ear - sound - akasa, skin - touch - air, eye - form - energy, tounge - taste - water, nose - smell - earth.

The gross body is created with the elements + sense organs. It is controlled by the mind conditioned by the buddhi (intellect) which is directed by the desire. This microcosm called body + mind combination is identical to the macrocosm called Brahmanda - the Universe.

So the inmost controller of micro as well as macrocosm is the same God.

The inmost controller is in the Anandamaya Kosha which is in the Vijnanamaya Kosha which is in the Manomaya Kosha which is in Pranamaya Kosha which is in the Annamaya Kosha.

Body is controlled by the vital force covered by the mind directed by the knowledge powered by the Bliss.

Tat Twam Asi

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